Garden, Blooms and Scripture 3

Cucumber Frame

Cucumber Frame

Other new additions to the garden hardware and produce this year – a cucumber frame and seedless/burpless cucumbers. Both hardware and “software” are doing very well. The cucumbers are especially good after being chilled in the refrigerator for awhile – and they really are seedless and burpless.

And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.”” Mark 1:27 ESV

Jesus wasn’t teaching anything different from what the Lord had always taught (nothing new). But, the people of the day were amazed because it was so different from what the Scribes and Pharisees were speaking and doing. So, our task is  to not amaze anyone because we’re speaking and doing things against God’s teaching. New isn’t always good.

Garden, Blooms and Scripture 2

Harvest Bowl - Blueberries, seedless cucumber, lavender, rosemary

Harvest Bowl – Blueberries, seedless cucumber, lavender, rosemary

The foundation of this photo is the six cups of blueberries needed for a blueberry pie. Sharon used them for the pie on Father’s Day and it’s being enjoyed much. I called it a harvest bowl when I added more bits of harvest. It’s always amazing and so enjoyable  to partake of a harvest from your own garden. Blessings from God!

When he (Jesus) went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.” Mark 6:34 ESV

After this, Jesus fed the 5,000. Definitely a wondrous miracle, and we do need to be thankful for the harvest and food the Lord provides. But, we need to also bless His name constantly for the compassion He has shown us, and the eternal things He has taught us.